- Began playing guitar at the age of 13.
- Dropped out of high school to tour with the band MTD, Ltd in Vietnam.
- Joined the Australian band Zoot in 1969, best known for their single "It's About Time."
- Played Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital from 1981 to 1983 and then sporadically reappeared as the character from 2005 to 2013.
- Hit Broadway in 1995 as a member of the original cast for the musical, Smokey Joe's Café.
- Appeared in a 2000 commercial for AT&T playing his hit song "Jessie's Girl."
- In 2010, he released a memoir, Late, Late at Night.
- 1981, Grammy — Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male: Winner
- Norman Springthorpe — Father
- Barbara Porter — Wife
- Liam Springthorpe — Son
- Mike Springthorpe — Brother
- Eileen Springthorpe — Mother
- Joshua Springthorpe — Son
- Birth Name: Richard Lewis Springthorpe
- Birth Place: Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia
- Birthday: August 23, 1949, Leo
- Profession: Singer-wongwriter, Musician, Actor
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